Opinion

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

MCU Directors: Ranking the Top 5

August 3rd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Many film fans are just as critical of a film’s director as they are of its actors and writers. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are no exception. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli sorts through the criticisms and opinions to rank the top five directors of...

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

Nostalgia: Is It Hurting Current Comic Book Films?

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

We are living in the golden age of comic book films, but that does not mean that we are the first generation to love them. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli examines the role nostalgia plays in today’s comic book film industry. There has always been a...

MCU And DCEU Pioneers Who Shaped A Decade Of Cinema

MCU And DCEU Pioneers Who Shaped A Decade Of Cinema

July 22nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

When thinking of the DC and Marvel Cinematic Universes, many people associate a few key pioneers with their success. Whether it be an actor, director, or a top executive within the production company, each of these people have had a very integral part in the...

Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Book Characters: Ranking the Top 5

Actors Who Played Multiple Comic Book Characters: Ranking the Top 5

July 21st, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

It is not uncommon for actors to want to play certain comic book characters; it is a little more uncommon for these actors to play multiple comic book roles. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli ranks the Top 5 actors who have played several comic book characters...

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review

July 1st, 2017 | by Jordan Samuel

Captain America: Civil (2016) brought Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe over a year ago, but with all the hype going on behind the scenes, can the character really produce a solid standalone film under the Marvel banner? Find out as Jordan Samuel gives us...

Secret Identities: Are They Really Secret?

Secret Identities: Are They Really Secret?

June 25th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

The secret identity has been a staple in comic books since the very beginning; but it seems that as time goes on, these secret identities are starting to become less and less secret. Our Joseph Gioeli delves into this situation to get to the bottom...

The Best Superpower: What Would You Choose?

The Best Superpower: What Would You Choose?

June 24th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

The question that has been a hot button topic amongst comic book fans – and even those who are not – has famously been, “What is the best superpower to have?”. Our Joseph Gioeli breaks this question down with superhuman skill. The Best Superpower: What Would...

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five Characters We’d Love To See

Marvel Cinematic Universe: Five Characters We’d Love To See

June 4th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

By year-end, the MCU will have released 17 total films. Most of these films were focused on very popular characters (Iron Man, Captain America, etc.) but as they continue, the characters are starting to become more intricate. Our Joseph Gioeli lists some new characters fans...

Spider-Man Homecoming: Do We Need Uncle Ben’s Famous Line?

Spider-Man Homecoming: Do We Need Uncle Ben’s Famous Line?

April 12th, 2017 | by Martín López

Arguably the most popular superhero line of all time is Spider-Man's "with great power comes great responsibility" attributed to Ben Parker, also known as Uncle Ben. But has it become too much of a cliche? Spider-Man Homecoming: Do We Need Uncle Ben's Famous Line? The...

Ranking The Top 5 Spider-Man Games

Ranking The Top 5 Spider-Man Games

April 8th, 2017 | by Jeremy

Although we don't have a concrete release date at this time, at some point this year we are going to get a new Spider-man game from Insomniac Games. Ranking The Top 5 Spider-Man Games Now if that statement alone isn't enough to get your Spidey...

What Marvel Is Doing Right: Movies v. Netflix

What Marvel Is Doing Right: Movies v. Netflix

February 10th, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Marvel has been had the most successful comic book movie adaptations of the past decade. ComiConverse contributor Joseph Gioeli looks at Marvel’s formulas for success on the big screen vs. their Netflix shows, as well as giving his view on how they can find continued success. DISCLAIMER: Even though I...

Comic Book Movies: Which Was Your Favourite of 2016?

Comic Book Movies: Which Was Your Favourite of 2016?

February 8th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

Comic book movies were huge in 2016 when it came to box office numbers. With the release of Dr. Strange, the last comic book movie of the year, there are a total of six major superhero films last year. ComiConverse contributor Dewayne Edwards looks back at last year's comic...

Comic Book Movies: Top 5 Comic Book Movie Directors

Comic Book Movies: Top 5 Comic Book Movie Directors

February 7th, 2017 | by Dewayne Edwards

In the golden age of comic book movies, we can't forget all the hard work and dedication of the directors who make these films come to life. They are the first people to win praise or take blame. ComiConverse contributor Dewayne Edwards gives his top five favorite comic book...

The Mere-Exposure Effect: Why We Love Batman’s Bad Guys

The Mere-Exposure Effect: Why We Love Batman’s Bad Guys

January 2nd, 2017 | by Joseph Gioeli

Over the years, we, as comic book fans, have come to love the super-villain foes that our heroes battle, specifically, the Caped Crusader’s plethora of antagonists that he is always fighting. Our Joseph Gioeli analyzes why we have come to like these villains so much. Mere-Exposure...

Review: Champions #2

Review: Champions #2

December 24th, 2016 | by Scott Place

In the wake of Civil War II, Kamala Khan forms a new team of heroes to fight crime in a way that the older generations never could! While also learning some sweet team-up moves along the way of course. Our Scott Place is here with the...

Game Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Game Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

December 23rd, 2016 | by Dan Goad

Activision's 2006 Marvel based action role-playing game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance was re-released on current generation consoles and PC this year. But is the game worth going back to? Game Review: Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2006 was a long time ago. Ten years to be precise. In...

Marvel’s Civil War (2006) Revisited: Part 2

Marvel’s Civil War (2006) Revisited: Part 2

November 28th, 2016 | by Darryll Robson

Although it is 10 years old, Civil War is a still as relevant today as it was in 2006. Continuing his epic look at the Marvel story, Darryl Robson picks his favourite characters and storylines from the epic narrative. Marvel's Civil War (2006) Revisited: Part...

Marvel’s Civil War (2006) Revisited: Part 1

Marvel’s Civil War (2006) Revisited: Part 1

November 23rd, 2016 | by Darryll Robson

The Captain America: Civil War movie has been out for less than a year but it’s been 10 years since the original Marvel comic was released. Our contributor Darryll Robson takes an epic look at what it was all about. Marvel's Civil War (2006) Revisited:...

Carnage: A Marvel Horror Story

Carnage: A Marvel Horror Story

November 23rd, 2016 | by Mitch Nissen

Writer Gerry Conway and artists Mike Perkins and Andy Troy have given readers fourteen issues of Marvel's symbiote serial killer Carnage. ComiConverse contributor Mitch Nissen takes a look at one of the most surprising and entertaining books to emerge from the last year. Carnage: A...

Spider-Man 3: What Should Have Been

Spider-Man 3: What Should Have Been

November 8th, 2016 | by Davis McCondichie

Spider-Man 3 was a big success at the box office, but how does the film stand up over the test of time? Here, our Davis McCondichie looks back at the movie and what could have been for Spider-Man 3. Spider-Man 3: What Should Have Been...

Review: Champions #1

Review: Champions #1

October 26th, 2016 | by Scott Place

Champions #1 is out on comics stands and our very own Scott Place is here with the ComiConverse review.  Saddle up! Review: Champions #1 In the wake of Civil War II a new team of heroes is born. They're young, inexperienced and reckless but they just...

Doctor Strange: What You Need To Know

Doctor Strange: What You Need To Know

October 8th, 2016 | by Grant Billings

Doctor Strange has been moved to the forefront of popular culture with a feature film on the way, headlined by the talented Benedict Cumberbatch. Here, our Grant Billings gets you ready by taking a deep dive into the Doctor Strange character and his history.  Dr....

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